Kristin Epperson (friendzr4ever) wrote in insideforgood,
Kristin Epperson

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Warning: religion & stereotype rant ahead...

As some of you may know, I caused a little... uproar in my life by wearing a tank top to school yesterday that had a pentagram on it (star with a circle around it). Naturally, this caused my more ignorant "friends" to be all... bitchy, to say the least. It bugs me that Christianity teaches its followers that a pentagram is the symbol for Santanism.

Well here's a little lesson for those of you who don't know what it means...

Each point of the star represents one of the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, while the 5th represents Spirit. Is there anything harmful in that? Nope. AND, what most people don't realize, is that the pentagram used to be a Christian symbol, until the Catholic church turned it into something evil.

Much like the Swastika, no? It meant hope and peace before the Nazis turned it evil for Hitler's purposes.

You know, I'm in the Tolerance Coalition at my school, which basically attempts to teach (duh) Tolerance to its members through understanding. I wish that half of the people in the world would open their minds to learn something new rather than go by stereotypes.

Don't we all hate stereotypes?

I mean, they look at me, a little white girl, and are shocked when I like rock music and sports... and hate dresses. Aren't we, as girls, expected to wear dresses and worry about makeup? Stereotype #1.

tvwill, they look at you, a little black girl, and automatically assume you're just like your more... rude, and annoying counterparts, just because of your skin color. Stereotype #2.

And what about the guys who like to talk about exfoliating, shopping, and cooking? Totally against the norm... guys are expected to do sports and like beating people up. Stereotype #3.

C'mon, now, people!!! Can't we evolve just a little?!?!
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